Understanding Community Media

Understanding Community Media

By: Kevin Howley (editor)Hardback

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With original contributions from an international team of well-known experts, media activists, and promising young scholars, this comprehensive volume examines community media from theoretical, empirical, historical, and practitioner perspectives. Organized thematically, this collection explores the intersection between community media and issues of democratic theory and the public sphere, cultural politics and social movement theory, neoliberal communication policy and media reform efforts, as well as media activism and international solidarity building. Foregrounding the relationship between symbolic and material relations of power in an increasingly interdependent world, this collection examines the role of alternative, independent, and community-based media in the global struggle for communicative democracy. Understanding Community Media explores a wide range of media forms and practice. Each essay considers the particular and distinctive ways local populations make use of various technologies for purposes of community communication. Taken together, this distinctive collection provides an incisive and timely analysis of the relationship between media and society, technology and culture, and communication and community. * Features more than 35 original, cutting-edge essays * Provides a comprehensive overview of community media around the world including essays on women's video collectives in India, indigenous radio in Colombia, street newspapers in Canada, and independent media in Nigeria. * Makes a timely and important contribution to a burgeoning sub-field of media and cultural studies.

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Kevin Howley, Ph.D., 1997, Indiana University is an Associate Professor of Media Studies at DePauw University. Dr. Howley's research and teaching interests include the political economy of communication, cultural politics, and the relationship between media and social movements. He is author of Community Media: People, Places, and Communication Technologies (Cambridge, 2005). His work has appeared in the Journal of Radio Studies, Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, Television and New Media, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Social Movement Studies. A contributing writer for The Bloomington Alternative, Dr. Howley continues to produce for community radio and public access television. His most recent project was an audio feature for Sprouts, Pacifica Radio's weekly news magazine, titled Hard Times Come Again No More: A Tribute to Russell J. Compton (2007).


PART I. THEORETICAL ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES 1. Social Solidarity and Constituency Relationships in Community Radio - Charles Fairchild 2. Democratic Potential of Citizens' Media Practices - Pantelis Vatikiotis 3. Community Arts and Music, Community Media: Cultural Politics and Policy in Britain Since the 1960s - George McKay 4. Collaborative Pipelines - Otto Leopold Tremetzberger 5. Notes on a Theory of Community Radio - Kevin Howley PART II. CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE PUBLIC SPHERE 6. Reimagining National Belonging With Community Radio - Mojca Plansak, Zala Volcic 7. Alternative Media and the Political Public Sphere in Zimbabwe - Nkosi Ndlela 8. Toronto Street News as a Counterpublic Sphere - Vanessa Parlette 9. Evaluating Community Informatics as a Means for Local Democratic Renewal - Ian Goodwin 10. Mapping Communication Patterns Between Romani Media and Romani NGOs in the Republic of Macedonia - Shayna Plaut PART III. CULTURAL GEOGRAPHIES 11. Aboriginal Internet Art and the Imagination of Community - Maria Victoria Guglietti 12. Media Interventions in Racialized Communities - Tanja Dreher 13. Community Collaboration in Media and Arts Activism: A Case Study - Lynette Bondarchuk, Ondine Park 14. Examining the Successes and Struggles of New Zealand's Maori TV - Rita Rahoi-Gilchrest 15. Itche Kadoozy, Orthodox Representation, and the Internet as Community Media - Matt Sienkiewicz PART IV. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 16. Positioning Education Within Community Media - Shawn Sobers 17. Dalitbahujan Women's Autonomous Video - Sourayan Mookerjea 18. Coketown and Its Alternative Futures - Philip Denning 19. Addressing Stigma and Discrimination Through Participatory Media Planning - Aku Kwamie PART V. COMMUNITY MEDIA AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 20. Indigenous Community Radio and the Struggle for Social Justice in Colombia - Mario Alfonso Murillo 21. Ethnic Community Media and Social Change: A Case in the United States - Dandan Liu 22. A Participatory Model of Video Making: The Case of Colectivo Perfil Urbano - Claudia Magallanes-Blanco 23. Feminist Guerrilla Video in the Twin Cities - Brian Woodman PART VI. COMMUNICATION POLITICS 24. Community Radio and Video, Social Activism, and Neoliberal Public Policy in Chile During the Transition From Dictatorship to Neoliberal Democracy - Rosalind Bresnahan 25. Past, Present, and Future of the Hungarian Community Radio Movement - Gergely Gosztonyi 26. Community Media Activists in Transnational Policy Arenas - Stefania Milan 27. Closings and Openings: Media Restructuring and the Public Sphere - Bernadette Barker-Plummer, Dorothy Kidd 28. The Rise of the Intranet Era - Sascha D. Meinrath, Victor W. Pickard PART VII. LOCAL MEDIA, GLOBAL STRUGGLES 29. "Asking We Walk": The Zapatista Revolution of Speaking and Listening - Fiona Jeffries 30. Radio Voices Without Frontiers Global Antidiscrimination Broadcast - Elvira Truglia 31. Media Activism for Global Justice - Anne Marie Todd 32. The Global Turn in the Alternative Media Movement - Carlos Fontes

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/11/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412959049
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 424
  • ID: 9781412959049
  • weight: 907
  • ISBN10: 1412959047

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